2nd RFD: comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro

2nd RFD: comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro

Post by Tony Claud » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00



                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
         unmoderated group comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup,
comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro.  This is not a Call For Votes CFV);
you cannot vote at this time.  Procedural details are below.

CHANGES from previous RFD:

In accordance with the response to the initial RFD, the following
changes should be noted in this, the 2nd RFD: The name of the group
has been changed from comp.graphics.apps.paintshoppro to
comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro to make it easier to read.  The
rationale includes more specific information to demonstrate the
interest and need for a Paint Shop Pro specific newsgroup.  Some of
the language in the charter was changed for accuracy and clarity.

Newsgroup line:
comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro       Discussion for Paint Shop Pro.

RATIONALE: comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro

Paint Shop Pro is a Windows based raster graphics editing program.
Many beginning and advanced users have expressed an interest in the
creation of a world-wide Usenet group dedicated specifically to this
program.  This is evident from the positive response generated by the
first RFD (over 15 positive responses to date), current Usenet posting
volume regarding Paint Shop Pro, and the number of inquiries Jasc
receives from users looking for a Paint Shop Pro newsgroup (about 10
per week).

Many users have stated that they would like to communicate with each
other in a simple way without having to search several newsgroups for
the various discussions and answers regarding this program.

There is currently no newsgroup for specific Paint Shop Pro questions
and discussion.  The creation of the newsgroup
comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro will help these people to find a
common forum for discussions regarding Paint Shop Pro.

CHARTER: comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro

The newsgroup comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro is for discussion of
all issues regarding Paint Shop Pro.

Paint Shop Pro topics in question would include, but are not limited
to:

+ General program usage and questions
+ Technical issues or problems
+ Tips, suggestions and techniques
+ Current product versions or patches
+ 3rd party plugins or add-ons
+ 3rd party Paint Shop Pro related Web sites and groups
+ and any other Paint Shop Pro related topics.

Topics that would be unwelcome in this group include, but are not
limited to, the following:

+ Illegal or non-Paint Shop Pro related binaries
+ *ly explicit materials
+ SPAM of any kind
+ Purposefully inflammatory postings
+ Adverti*ts not related to Paint Shop Pro
+ Non-Paint Shop Pro related program issues.

END CHARTER.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
should be raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue
for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this
proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For
Votes (CFV) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion
warrants it.  Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How
to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these
documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any
questions about the process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD will be posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  comp.graphics.misc
  comp.infosystems.www.authoring.images
  comp.infosystems.www.authoring.site-design
  alt.graphics
  alt.graphics.pixutils